FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth made a quick splash during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night as an example of a Republican-led city with a spike in homicide rates. Fort Worth Police homicide investigation (Chopper 11) The victim, identified as Queenette Jvonne Johnson, 39, suffered a “gunshot wound to her upper extremity,” police said. Less-violent places have been struck as well, such as Omaha, Neb., and Phoenix. Nov 2, 2020, 1:22 pm And now, we feast. Interestingly, though, reports of other crimes have declined. Fort Worth and San Antonio come in third and fourth in the percentage listings, but their total homicides put them much farther down the list — well below Dallas, for instance, which has also seen a percentage decrease so far this year. Fort Worth’s homicide rate increased more than 25% while Dallas and San Jose both saw a less than 25% decrease in homicide rates in comparison to last year, the paper found. But researchers, police and some residents fear the homicide spike, if not tamed, could threaten an urban renaissance spurred in part by more than two decades of declining crime. Texas Counties Issue Curfews Through Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend To Limit Spread Of COVID-19, Man Shot In Face At Apartment Complex In Arlington, 1 Dead In Crash Involving 18-Wheeler On Highway 183 In Irving, Collin County Constable-Elect Mike Vance Dies After 'Short Illness', Texas Adds 3,954 New Coronavirus Cases, 102 Deaths Saturday, Man Dead After Being Found Shot In Hurst Neighborhood, Pedestrian Killed, Another Injured After SUV Hit Them In Rollover Crash In Fort Worth, Treasure Hunt: Dallas Record Store Owners Sift Through Million-Piece Collection In Search Of Valuable Items, Drive-Thru Holiday Experience Opens At American Airlines Center Parking Garage, Dallas Cowboys Strength And Conditioning Coordinator Markus Paul Passes Away At 54. He was driven to a local hospital by a witness. Is the FBI Finally Looking Into Voter Fraud? That wasn’t true of homicides and shootings though. Wardrobe, 20, who was a former Fort Hood soldier, was allegedly shot dead March 23 in a dispute with 22-year-old Spc. Note well that I use the word “reports,” however: The murder rate is still low compared with previous decades, and other types of serious crime have dropped in the past few months. Whichever way that gets measured, those environments have taken a sharp and sudden turn for the worse — and it’s clear why, too. In some cities, there’s a troubling rise compared with last year. “The problem arises when disagreement translates into disrespect.”, Breaking: PA supreme court tosses challenge to mail-in ballots, Trump: I’m ashamed that I endorsed Brian Kemp, D’oh, de Blasio: On second thought, let’s open the schools again, COVID-19 outbreak on Oregon mink farm among people and animals confirmed, On the move: First doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have flown to U.S. from Belgium, Etonians revolt after teacher sacked for questioning feminist dogma on “toxic masculinity”, A rush to expand the border wall that many fear is here to stay, It’s on: Carter Page files $75M lawsuit against FBI, DoJ — and James Comey. Some cities with long-running crime problems saw their numbers rise, including Philadelphia, Detroit and Memphis, Tenn. Chicago, the worst-hit, has tallied more than one of every eight homicides. FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) – Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has joined the country’s post debate conversation with a tweet addressing the mention of her city in last night’s presidential debate. The top places to see Christmas lights and other holiday displays in Dallas-Fort Worth. Copyright HotAir.com/Salem Media. “I think it’s a party issue,” Trump said. Shootings and gun violence also rose, even though many other violent crimes such as robbery fell. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Fort Worth for 2020 is expected to be lower than in 2016. All Rights Reserved. The 2018 crime rate in Fort Worth, TX is 299 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. Fort Worth crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 17 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Best Fort Worth restaurants for Thanksgiving 2020 dining-in or to-go Best Fort Worth restaurants for Thanksgiving 2020 dining-in or to-go. By Stephanie Allmon Merry. Some people, including one notable example in a Minneapolis neighborhood, have decided not to report crimes to police at all, including armed robbery and sexual assault. When people confined themselves to their homes except for the most essential transactions — food, mainly — interaction decreased and with it opportunities for many forms of violent crime. It barely outstrips San Jose, whose data shows a 20% decrease in homicides. The percentage basis increase can be misleading for cities which have had traditionally lower homicide rates all along. November 14, 2020 at 8:57 pm Filed Under: capital murder , DFW News , Fort Worth , George Fernando Vasquez , Jesus Hernandez , Ma Ney Gay , Murder , Snay Gay , Za Nay Htoo It was the second-largest online spending day in U.S. history. A Wall Street Journal analysis of crime statistics among the nation’s 50 largest cities found that reported homicides were up 24% so far this year, to 3,612. 6. The unfortunate reality is crime has increased across the nation, and Fort Worth is not immune. Don’t forget that the trends in March and early April looked much different: Crime rates plunged in cities and counties across the U.S. over the second half of March as the coronavirus pandemic drove millions of residents to stay inside their homes. Updated: 12:42 PM CST February 23, 2020 A 25-year-old man was shot in the face early Sunday in Fort Worth, police said. What’s the point of calling police on an assault or a burglary when police are too tied up with riots and protests to respond? Ed MorrisseyPosted at 5:21 pm on August 3, 2020. Looking at this list, you’d think Texas was a major hot spot for homicides in 2020, but it’s the usual suspects instead — New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and, er, Houston too, it seems. Photo by Carla Gomez. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Fort Worth continues to prioritize public safety and has efforts underway including violent crime details and partnering with other law enforcement agencies.”, Official statement from Mayor Price regarding the mention of Fort Worth in last night’s presidential debate. The increases in some cases are in both real and percentage terms, and in others more of the latter than the former. We have seen anecdotal evidence of a violent-crime spike in cities across America for weeks, but the Wall Street Journal now has a fairly solid data analysis of the trend. The 2018 Fort Worth crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 58 - a decrease of 12 compared to 2017. Texas Non-Profit Nears Milestone Of 100 Miles Worth Of Ramps For Residents In NeedThe ... in Arlington as the roller-coaster 2020 World ... Halloween investigating one of three murders. With police in retreat now, however, one has to wonder just how many people are bothering to report crime at all. It was higher than in 82.9% U.S. cities. UPDATED: Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID-19 Has 'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S. Spiked After Publication, Joe Biden's press pool not allowed to leave the vans at his visit to the orthopedist, Biden Injures Himself While Playing With His Dog, Tongues Are Wagging, CCPA - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, WSJ: Homicides up by double digits in dozens of America’s large cities.